A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth AsawaChronicle Books
Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a devoted activist who advocated tirelessly for arts education. This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the influence of her childhood in a farming family, and her education at Black Mountain College where she pursued an experimental course of education with leading avant-garde artists and thinkers such as Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg. Delightful and substantial, this engaging title for young art lovers includes a page of teaching tools for parents and educators.
- Ages: 7 - 12yrs
- Materials: Hardcover
- Author/Illustrator: Andrea D'Aquino
- Dimensions: 40 pages; 8.4in x 11.1in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-1-6168-9836-6